Benicio Del Toro and Cameron Diaz will unite on Adam Hashemi’s “Agent : Century 21″, an actioner with comedic elements.
Variety says Andrew Lazar or Mad Chance, whose credits include 1999’s “Ten Things I Hate About You”, is producing alongside David Greenblatt (“Battle Los Angeles”).
Signalling a vote of confidence for the pic, especially in terms of its action genre derivation, is the attachment of Shane Black (“Lethal Weapon”, the upcoming “Iron Man 3″) as executive producer.
The script, by Greg Brooker, tells of “a woman who works in real estate and is dejected from her recent divorce. Feeling that she can’t catch a break, she agrees to take on an unpleasant task for her boss which leads to her getting kidnapped and tossed into the center of a Mexican drug war. ”
“Savages” star Del Toro plays, of course, the Cartel boss who “takes pity on her and gives her a chance to save her life by sending her on an impossible mission to avenge the death of his son. ”